Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekly Meals (June 9 - June 12)

The weekend was really busy again, so there are no Farmers' Market pictures this week... :( We had the chance to pick up some great veggies (as well as some toffee....) but there was no time to document anything... I made my Summer Salad this weekend, and we enjoyed the fresh tomatoes, cucumbers & red onions that we picked up at the Farmers' Market.

I am excited about this week's menu:

Tuesday: Pasta in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce with Red Peppers and Artichokes - Sophia at Burp and Slurp posted this recipe a while ago, and I have wanted to try it ever since. The dish has sun dried tomatoes, Trader Joe's red pepper-artichoke tapenade as well as Greek yogurt. Sounds delicious, and I can't wait to try it.

Wednesday: Grilled Italian Sausages on multi-grain rolls. We'll have a salad on the side.

Thursday: Shrimp fried rice. I'll use brown rice and will add lots of veggies.

Friday: It's "Salad Friday." I'll make my own, healthy version of a Cobb salad with spinach, herb salad mix, tomatoes, avocados, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, grilled chicken breast and whatever else I can think of. I'll make a vinaigrette with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon juice and Dijon mustard to go on the side.

Question: What is your favorite salad? What are the ingredients? Any interesting salad dressing ideas? Yup, I need some help to keep Salad Fridays interesting... :0)

Be well,


  1. Anonymous6/08/2009

    Andrea- great week of meals - my favorite salad is a greek salad with grilled chicken and the best homemade feta cheese dressing...I don't remember the exact measurements, but it is just feta cheese, a little mayo, and fresh lemon juice...mix that all together and it makes a great dressing...also good in combination with a vinegar and oil dressing....

  2. Anonymous6/08/2009

    I'm even more excited than you that you are trying that pasta recipe! yay! I hope you like it...but please don't send me hate mail if you don'!

  3. Anonymous6/08/2009

    My favorite salad is your Summer Salad. It was loved by all!

  4. Im so boring.
    Any and all veggies, and a lot of grilled salmon.


  5. Lately my favorite salad that I've had almost every day for lunch is spinach, craisins and feta with some balsamic vinaigrette. I make my own dressing for a few days out of 2 T. balsamic, 1 T. olive oil, 1 T. lemon juice, a few shakes of dried oregano and a dash of fresh ground pepper.

    I also love this one from Cooking Light:

  6. Your summer salad looks delish! My favorite salad is a southwest style... black beans, chicken, corn, spiciness...ah I love any variation of it!

  7. Your meal plan looks great..can I come over for dinner?! Hehe. Ever week I say I am going to do a meal plan and somehow it never gets done. I just need to sit down and do it!

  8. I love your meal plans!

    Hmmm... I think my favorite salad is a Chicken BLT salad - chicken, center cut bacon, lettuce, tomato and a light ranch dressing :)

  9. Looks like your planning some yummy meals!

    Salads are a struggle for me. I don't really like them. I'd always prefer to eat my veggies separate instead of mixed together...

  10. Anonymous6/11/2009

    hey Andrea! I'm SO happy you liked the pasta! The toddler liking it was the best part for me! Thanks for making me SO happy!! :-)